Spiritual Care is a key part of Patient Experience at Carolinas HealthCare System. The Spiritual Care and Education department practices and promotes a holistic approach to care, with an emphasis on the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing.
We strive to meet patients where they are, aid in the process of healing through human conversation, offer guidance, be a calming presence, and assure people that they are not alone in their journey.
The Spiritual Care staff is available to support your or your family’s emotional and spiritual needs:
- When a loved one is seriously ill or facing crisis
- When you or other family members are facing or recovering from surgery
- When you are discouraged or feel life has lost its meaning
- When you are suffering a loss or experiencing a major adjustment
Our staff chaplains are an essential part of the healthcare team and are on call 24 hours a day for people of all faiths or no particular faith background. Chaplains are available for encouragement, support, prayer, spiritual counseling, and facilitating communication among caregivers, patients and families.
All chaplains in the Spiritual Care department have met rigorous national standards in providing spiritual care in a clinical setting and are certified by a national certification board.
In addition to our staff chaplains, some facilities partner with local clergy who have been trained to provide spiritual support and counseling through our volunteer chaplain program.
If you are a clergy member from the community visiting our hospitals, please read the following guidelines.
Chapel and Worship Services
Interfaith worship services are offered regularly at each hospital. A chapel is also open 24 hours a day for private prayer and meditation.
Spiritual Care Education Offerings
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Spiritual Care and Education department also offers a variety of education opportunities for clergy, lay people, and divinity school students in the area. Please see below for current educational offerings.
If you have questions or wish to locate a chaplain, please call 704-355-2218.